Revelstoke RCMP, fire rescue services, respond to single vehicle crash

Driver transported by helicopter to Kelowna General Hospital following single vehicle collision near Loop Brook Campground

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Revelstoke RCMP were able to assist two people who were injured in a single vehicle crash, after receiving a 911 call with limited information early Sunday morning.

In a statement to media, Revelstoke RCMP Sgt. Chris Dodds said Revelstoke RCMP received a 911 call at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, with limited information originating from east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway near Loop Brook Campground. RCMP attended the area, and conducted an extensive search of the roadways and ditches and eventually located a Ford F150 off road and hidden from view. RCMP then forced the truck door open and provided first aid to the two injured occupants.

Revelstoke RCMP said the 68-year-old male driver was extracted by police and Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services and transported to Kelowna General Hospital by BC Ambulance helicopter with serious injuries. The 69-year-old female passenger was transported via ambulance to Queen Victoria Hospital and later released with minor injuries.

“The quick attendance and extensive search by the detachment members led to locating the vehicle and providing immediate assistance to the occupants. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, but alcohol is not considered a factor,” Sgt. Dodds said. “Parks Canada staff provided invaluable assistance to EHS and Police by organizing a safe landing area for the EHS helicopter. We appreciate their help!”

Melissa Jameson is the civic affairs reporter for the Revelstoke Mountaineer. She handles the newsy side of goings on about Revelstoke. Got a news tip? Feel free to contact Melissa at